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Decatur Arts Festival Invites Original Artwork for Official 2023 Poster

As Decatur prepares to celebrate its 200th birthday in 2023, the Decatur Arts Alliance, in partnership with the City of Decatur, announces a call for artists to submit original art for consideration as the official poster for the 2023 Decatur Arts Festival to be held in downtown Decatur May 5-7, 2023.

The submitted piece must be an original work and concept, and must portray Decatur and/or its community in any form or vision. New stylistic interpretations of Decatur, for example, abstract, contemporary works, are welcome, and all visual art media are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation) except sound and video art.

The work will be digitally scanned and reproduced for the festival poster, and the work will become property of the Decatur Arts Alliance and subsequently donated to the City of Decatur public art collection. Submitting artists do not have to reside in Decatur but should be familiar with the area: its history, landmarks, and neighborhoods.

The selected artist will receive $1,500 compensation for the work and its reproduction rights, including the festival poster, shirts, and related merchandise.

Applications can be submitted by way of this form. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2023.

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